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White US grocery store shooting suspect charged with hate crimes | USA News


Prosecutors have charged a white man with federal hate crimes in the killings of two African Americans at a grocery store last month in Kentucky.

A federal grand jury in Louisville returned three hate crime charges against 51-year-old Gregory Bush on Thursday afternoon.

US Attorney Russell Coleman said Bush is charged with killing two people – 69-year-old Maurice Stallard and 67-year-old Vicki Lee Jones – and attempting to kill a third person based on their race. Bush was also indicted on three firearms charges.

Police said Bush walked into a Kroger grocery store with a .40-caliber handgun on October 24 and shot one person. He then killed another in the car park before exchanging fire with an armed man and then fled.

According to Steve Zinninger, whose father was waiting outside the…

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Espy accused of taking further payments from African leader on trial for crimes against humanity



Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy allegedly continued to take payments from an African despot now on trial in international court for crimes …
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Letter: Hate crimes – Caribbean News Now


Dear Sir:

We are saddened by the tragedies of hate crimes in Pittsburgh, PA, on last Saturday and in Jeffersontown, KY, last Wednesday. Our souls grieve for the families, the communities, and our country. In the United States, the most advanced democracy in the world, we have fallen off track. We are hurdling towards a path of escalating hate, led by the twin evils of anti-Semitism and racism.

As we learn more about the perpetrator who entered the Tree of Life Synagogue yelling “All Jews Must Die,” we realize that his hate grew over time. He was making threats on social media over a month before the shooting. Along with virulent displays of anti-Semitism, other posts repeated standard white supremacist slogans. The main photo on his social media page was of the number…

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South African women demand longer sentences for sex crimes after 7-year-old girl ‘raped’ in restaurant


South Africans have voiced outrage after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped in a popular family restaurant.

A 20-year-old man allegedly followed the young girl into the women’s toilet before grabbing her and raping her in the men’s restroom, according to police.

Her mother notified customers at the restaurant after hearing voices from the bathroom when she went searching for her daughter, according to a local media report.

The suspect was…

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Statement from the Caribbean Committee Against Sex Crimes (CCASC) on important milestones


(PRESS RELEASE) – The Caribbean Committee Against Sex Crimes is an initiative founded by Camille St. Omer of the Zandoli Foundation.

Camille appointed Attorneys at law Jonathan Bhagan and Gina Maharaj to lead the initiative in mid- 2016.

Initially the advocacy of CCASC focused on a regional sex offenders registry based on the International Megan’s Law.

Every CARICOM state would have to pass a local sex offenders registry and then amalgamate the information into one database to track sex offenders moving in and out of the region.

With further research a greater focus was put on Victims Support. The majority of victims of sex crime do not go to the police. Furthermore some CARICOM states can take as long as 8 years to finish a rape trial, these delays are a harrowing ordeal for a survivor of…

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Facebook warned about becoming an accessory to war crimes


UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

By Caribbean News Now contributor

GENEVA, Switzerland — The United Nations has warned Facebook that it risks being dragged into international war crimes trials for its role in future human rights violations, as it called on the social network to address hate speech more quickly.

Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, the UN’s human rights chief, said the company risked becoming an accessory to horrific war crimes and that the company had not taken violence in Burma incited on the social network seriously.

The warning comes four year after Caribbean News Now first revealed that Facebook had ignored a previous warning that its ongoing failure to enforce its own terms of use prohibiting the use of fake accounts ultimately led to…

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